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11-27-2016 07:48 AM
rcollum
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Originally Posted by 4380r View Post
LOVE the F Type coupe, I don't know if there is a better sounding car available off the showroom floor.
I'd agree. I have driven pretty much all the 2-wheel-drive F-Types (convertible & coupe). As a dyed-in-the-wool Lotus fan, I was convinced that the higher-output V6 would be the best. For balance, I'm still convinced it's superior... but, once I drove the V8 at wide open throttle... whoa! I am about the last person to want a noisy ride, but that V8 sound is intoxicating! I still wish Tata would buy Lotus. They have done wonders for both Jaguar and Land Rover.

--Bob Collum
11-27-2016 07:42 AM
4380r
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We made a quick trip over to Fairfax Circle, to see Dino's new car - a 512BB.
On a chilly day, with some gusty winds, there was still a nice turnout there.

--Bob Collum
LOVE the F Type coupe, I don't know if there is a better sounding car available off the showroom floor.
11-27-2016 06:48 AM
rcollum
Fairfax Circle, 11/27/16

We made a quick trip over to Fairfax Circle, to see Dino's new car - a 512BB.
On a chilly day, with some gusty winds, there was still a nice turnout there.

--Bob Collum
11-13-2016 10:30 AM
rcollum
Fairfax Corner, 11/13/16

A cool, clear morning, with a fair turnout today.

--Bob Collum
08-21-2016 01:10 PM
rcollum
Fairfax Circle, 08/21/16

The original weather forecast for today was rain, but it did hold off until about 9:45AM. Naturally, attendance at the C & C was light.
I made a quick stop at the grocery store, and got caught in a pretty good shower on the way home. Luckily, I had the tonneau over the passenger side. I followed a Saab up the main road towards our house, with my tiny windshield wipers going at 'ludicrous' speed. I was lucky to get home without incident, and no real soaking of the cloth seats!

That white Buick was very nicely presented; what a shock when he opened the hood to show the Corvette LS3 engine!

--Bob Collum
07-24-2016 10:29 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 07/24/16

It was pretty hot today, so attendance was down a bit, in both locations.

--Bob Collum
07-18-2016 01:43 PM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 07/17/16

A nice Sunday morning, though foggy. I was surprised to see the first car below - it was even smaller than my Seven!

--Bob Collum
07-11-2016 01:24 PM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 07/10/16

A gorgeous morning - I used two Cars & Coffee events as a 'warm-up' to our drive to lunch in Upperville, VA.

--Bob Collum
06-26-2016 11:33 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 06/26/16

From today...

--Bob Collum
06-19-2016 02:45 PM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 06/19/16

A beautiful morning for a drive. A perfect day for a quick stop at Dulles Landing around 6:45AM, and a drive over to Fairfax Corner at 8:15AM.

--Bob Collum
06-12-2016 09:59 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 06/12/16

A beautiful morning. As you'd expect, a good crowd at both Dulles Landing, and at Fairfax Corner, later in the morning.

--Bob Collum
05-16-2016 01:35 PM
rcollum
Fairfax Circle, 05/15/16

I did not make it out to Dulles Landing on Sunday, but I did show up at the later-starting Fairfax Circle cars & coffee. It was chilly and windy, but some hardy souls made it out.

--Bob Collum
05-08-2016 01:40 PM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 05/08/16

I have not attended any Sunday morning cars & coffee since the first week of April, since the weather has been very bad in Northern Virginia this spring. It was nice to get out on a nice Sunday morning, which just happened to also be Mother's Day. I drove out to Dulles Landing, the large shopping center near the junction of 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) and 606. That cars & coffee event starts around 7:00AM, centered around the Dunkin Donuts. At about 8:30AM, myself and several friends drive back in 50 towards 66, and drive to Fairfax Circle, where another cars & coffee takes place. At this location, we grab coffee and baked goods at Cameron's Coffee. Nice people and cars at both locations.

This morning, at Dulles Landing, I first noticed a detail on my Caterham. I have parked in the exact same parking place, every time I have attended, since mid-August last year. Today, the sun was in the exact position for me to see the word 'Caterham' embossed on the lower leading edge of the nose. I had not noticed that before.

At Dulles Landing, Dino brought out the Baldwin-Motion Corvette he just bought. Baldwin Chevrolet was a dealership in New York, and they did what has to be described as extreme customization and tuning of Chevy products. Their customized Chevies were called Baldwin-Motion Corvettes and Camaros, with mechanical tuning done by local shop Motion Performance. What Baldwin did was similar to other dealers, like Yenko Chevrolet. Baldwin-Motion produced cars from 1967 thru 1974.

--Bob Collum
04-03-2016 08:40 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 04/03/16

The calendar might say it's spring, but somebody didn't get the message. It was in the mid-thirties this morning, with high, gusty winds. I even saw a few snow flurries on the way to Dulles Landing this morning. What brings people out on a morning like this? Well, for me, it's to see interesting cars... While these two venues were slow to get started, we ended up with a good crowd at both.

--Bob Collum
03-27-2016 11:06 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing, 03/27/16

Today was Easter Sunday, so Cameron's at Fairfax Corner was closed. Dulles Landing had a pretty good turnout, though - only one Lotus there today, mine. We did have a brand-new, flat-plane-crank V8 Mustang GT 350, and several other interesting vehicles.

--Bob Collum
03-20-2016 09:23 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 03/20/16

Not what I would call a good turnout in either location this morning, almost certainly due to the rain/very light snow overnight. No accumulation, and the roads were mostly dry this morning, but it was cold and overcast. Not a typical "first day of spring". We will do better next week.

--Bob Collum
03-13-2016 11:23 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 03/13/16

The events today were predictably light in attendance, in both locations. It was overcast this morning, with some rain threatening. Also, this was the first day of Daylight Savings, meaning that everybody lost an hour of sleep. Still, even with the smaller turnouts, the interesting cars & people that did show up made it worth the trip!

--Bob Collum
02-28-2016 12:03 PM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 02/28/16

We had a reasonable turnout at both venues, on a cool but clear morning, the last Sunday in February.

--Bob Collum
02-21-2016 09:43 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing, 02/21/16

We managed a pretty good showing this morning, ahead of some rain. A good portion of those in attendance were a large group of Mustangs, who arrived en masse.

--Bob Collum
02-07-2016 08:31 AM
rcollum
Dulles Landing & Fairfax Circle, 02/07/16

Not a big turnout at either location, but some worthwhile vehicles at both venues.

--Bob Collum
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